20th Oct, 2017

Evesham lose ground at the top

Liam Moakes 27th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S title challenge in the Wildmoor Spa Tennis League Premier Division stuttered for the second week in a row.

Previous joint leaders Evesham were held to a 2-2 draw at third placed Studley A.

The opening rubber went Evesham’s way as Studley pair Damian Hampton and Mark Willmore lost to Andy Crowther and Simon Wall 6-4, 6-2 but then the hosts beat Chris Francis and Ray Foster-Morison (Evesham) 6-2, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Studley A duo Martyn Richards and Paul Farmer beat Francis and Foster-Morison 6-3, 7-5, but lost to Crowther and Wall 1-6, 2-6.

The result means Evesham now trail leaders Stratford by two points after the latter swept aside Alcester 4-0.

Ardencote Manor moved up to join Studley A in third place with both on ten points after they defeated Littleton 3-1 away from home, while Henley-in-Arden were held to a 2-2 draw at bottom side Studley B.

In Division One, Moreton-in-Marsh have opened up a five-point gap at the top with 14 points following a great 3-1 victory at Pershore A, who drop to third.

Claverdon leap into second place thanks to a resounding 4-0 away victory over Snitterfield, while Whitnash moved up the table to joint fourth position with Snitterfield after a 3-1 away win over Inkberrow.


With some awesome prizes to be won, make sure you enter our competitions.

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Evesham Observer to boost your online presence.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Evesham Observer newspaper.